Latin

     As I sit here in my study, reading Descartes’ Mediations, I am hearing Jacob and Mary grill each other over Latin: “That’s third declension nominative plural!”      “No, that’s third declension nominative singular!”     It is such a joy to me that they are well on their way.  I can remember teaching…

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Why Christianity

     Perhaps the single summation of why we ought to be Christians is: Christ became like us so that we might become like God.  We are not fully ourselves until we are higher than, better than our natural selves.  We are meant to be like God.  But we cannot until we embrace and follow…

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Servants

     I was bowled over this Holy Thursday as we celebrated Jesus washing the feet of the disciples.  The disciples had been clamoring–who is the greatest among us?  Jesus answered their question that night: whomever is the servant, the maid, the butler, the handyman, the janitor, to everyone else.      He really did…

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Motherhood as Christological

“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man,…

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Saint Drinking Game

     This Monday, Annie got her tonsils out. 🙁  Very sad.  Very painful.  Very hard recovery.  She has to drink 58 ounces a day (adults only need 64!) or else her temperature rises.  But she keeps throwing it up!  That is a vicious cycle, I dare say!   She is now liquid-phobic: whenever we approach…

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Visiting Aunt Kim and Uncle Ken

     What a joy to be with Kim and Ken in the prelapsarian home with their prelapsarian garden in their prelapsarian town of Claremont, CA.  Oh, paradise!     They took us to Disneyland on Mary’s birthday, where all we Rombses in general and Annie in particular had the time of her life.  She has…

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Ron Turns 44

   Happy Birthday, Ron!  He flew home from 8 days in Greece on his birthday.  The best present was Annie’s huge stack of paintings, all wrapped by the artist herself, with the print of the wrapping paper facing inward.  So adorable!

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Aunt Kimmy to the Rescue

   My awesome sis, Kim, came to stay with us for 2 days because Ron was out of the country for over a week.  She pitched in and made the time so much more manageable.     The high point?     Sebastian giving her pebbles–literally, pebbles–from his diaper! (Grosssssss!)

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